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MyMilitia.com - Love Me Hate Me

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by DieselMinded, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. DieselMinded

    DieselMinded Active Member

    http://www.mymilitia.com BORN ON JAN 28th 2016

    Our constitutional rights are under attack. Not only has Facebook made it known they do not support our 2nd amendment by disbanding Firearm groups. Now they are attacking the first part of the 2nd Amendment which promises us our right to form a Militia.

    Soon all related groups may be removed and they will lose touch with fellow members. I have scrambled to assemble a new website My Militia

    The site includes:

    - The webs foremost Militia links directory (over 150 links and growing daily)
    - Self-Reliance Institute (guides and handbooks including public domain military training manuals)
    - Interactive Militia finder map (clickable map that notifies you of militias in your area)
    - Discussion forum (conversing of all Militia related topics)
    - Public and Private Chatrooms

    Took me 14 hours to make the map...
    Militia Finder Map

    Check the site out and i welcome any and all feedback , if it sucks tell me why

    Thanks
    /me
     
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  2. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Good idea for a forum, and nice looking site. I like the logo, a lot.
    You need to add a margin at the bottom of the page as some copyrighted text in the footer is covered by the arrow chat container in the footer, that's about the only negative thing I could find, :)
     
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  3. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    This is a very bold statement (and quite possibly not true) - We are the definitive resource for any information related to Militias

    It might be better to say - We aim to be the definitive resource for any information related to Militias (y)

    Oh, and you might want to consider making that massive homepage notice dismissable too!! ;)
     
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  4. DieselMinded

    DieselMinded Active Member

    thanks the input!
     
  5. DieselMinded

    DieselMinded Active Member

    addressed the items brought up, tho ive learnt that a big welcome block helps with registrations and seo and the working of "we are" is the proper terms because we have no viable competition as i have done extensive research. just put together our manifesto check it out

    http://www.mymilitia.com/vault/mymilitia.pdf
     
  6. DieselMinded

    DieselMinded Active Member

    installed a new style
     
  7. mikelowrey

    mikelowrey Active Member

    Very nice @DieselMinded, how did you come up with the map? and what addon are you using for sending mass alerts? Keep it up!
     
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  8. DieselMinded

    DieselMinded Active Member

    the map was a script i found and modified, the mass alerts is via social groups addon
     
  9. DieselMinded

    DieselMinded Active Member

  10. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Different skin, same problems.
     
  11. DieselMinded

    DieselMinded Active Member

    I removed the big massive welcome message. not sure where you see that i have the same problems ?
     
  12. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    ... and replaced it with big titles, lots of spacing, banner ads, etc. so the content doesn't start until 60% down the screen (and that's on a generous desktop size / big monitor). Then there are all the other things ...

    But if you're happy with it, that's cool. :cool: (y)
     
  13. DieselMinded

    DieselMinded Active Member

    thanks for your feedback
     
  14. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    To illustrate, I've shaded the non-content area on your homepage:

    upload_2016-12-6_9-34-27.png


    Now I appreciate that the big patriotic flag visual may appeal to the kind of person you are looking to attract to your community, but it could easily be trimmed in height to bring some of your content "up" the page, as could the spacing between horizonal elements, and moving the banner add to the very top header section would bring it up further.

    Your actual forums - the place where the 'conversation' will take place, the area that will 'make' your community - is completely hidden from view and is NOT available through the navigation at all !!! THAT is a major stumbling block if you want people to come and chat.

    When you click on POSTS to get recent posts, again a large portion of the screen is taken up with non-content to the point where only 4 threads are visible (this is also true for each of your forums):

    upload_2016-12-6_9-40-32.png


    Threads are a little better, but still have 50% of the page taken up with the header:

    upload_2016-12-6_9-46-39.png


    It's not a bad style, per se, but the size of elements, amount of padding and placement of ads make it way too fat and you end up pushing important content out of the way to accommodate a "look"; which is the wrong way around if you're looking to build a busy community! ;)

    Get more of the content up the page and in to view - it'll help. (y)
     
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  15. DieselMinded

    DieselMinded Active Member

    thanks i dont see some of them
    elements because the top ad is disabled for all site supporters and staff.

    will look into moving more content above the fold thanks
     
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